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Item3570: Usability: Time consuming to create new topic

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The WebTopicEditTemplate has much improved recently.

One detail that should be addressed. If you have 10K topics in a web it takes quite a while to create a new topic via the Jump box. This is because the WebTopicEditTemplate has a link to WebTopicCreator that shows all topics to select a parent.

Suggestion: Offer two links, one question mark type link to create the new topic directly, and one via the WebTopicCreator topic.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 05 Feb 2007

This is expecially irritating to those of us who don;t use the parent link, ever.

Alternatively populate the parent box via an AJAX request. That would be a lot more user friendly.


I would be in favor of using AJAX. But TWiki:Codev.AddAjaxContribsToDistribution has been halted.

-- AC - 26 May 2007

AJAX isn't needed if we have the format tokens in IF.


What conditional are you thinking of then?


See what I just checked in (you may hate it, but hey, it works smile )


I think it looks fine.

We can always add a sexy Ajax solution in Georgetown. By then we will have a good Ajax framework integrated in the default TWiki distribution.

We have so many open bugs at the moment (the highest we have had before a release since 4.0.0 I believe) that it is better to focus on fixing those than making sexy solutions for this little detail. What CC did here does the job well for this purpose and I look forward to not having to wait for the long list of parents.


I agree this works fine enough. bad usability: the entered topic name is lost when you click on the "Pick from list" link.

-- AC - 26 May 2007

Summary Usability: Time consuming to create new topic
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase 4.1.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Sun, 04 Feb 2007, build 12769
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Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:13885 TWikirev:13886 TWikirev:13887 TWikirev:13888 TWikirev:13889
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r15 - 2008-01-22 - KennethLavrsen
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